Patchwork Technique – Congratulations Card

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I am not entirely sure what to call the technique used on today’s card, so I have dubbed it a ‘Patchwork’ Technique. I wanted to use the Messages Dies in a different way and when I finished it looked like a patchwork!

The Many Messages Stamp Set with the coordinating Messages Dies are one of the most popular in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog – and I can understand why – it allows you to create multiple greetings in one go, either use them all at once or keep a little stash if you need to quickly create a card.

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Fond Farewell ~ Friendly Expressions Congratulations & Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set ~ along with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

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Bravo, you did it! ~ Stampin’ Up!

Last week my sister’s youngest son graduated from a UK university with a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering (amongst other things)  A bit of a smart cookie (who must take after his aunt I’m sure!)

While at university he was a member of the Air Cadets which is linked to the Royal Air Force and during the early part of July he took his first solo flight.  So many wonderful things to celebrate and hopefully the card I made and sent reflects the enormous pride I feel in his achievements.

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Creative Elements Cards

I needed cards for three different occasions, “Happy Birthday’, ‘Happy Anniversary’ and ‘Congratulations’ for a new grandchild.  I decided the same design would work but using different colors and to change the layout of the ‘card candy’ (a new term I just learned, meaning embellishment!) The stamp set was Stampin Up’s Creative Elements ( and we just heard today this set is being retired and is now only available while stocks last!) see the bottom of this post for a great ‘free shipping’ offer 🙂

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